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The latest version of the Australian and New Zealand Standard: Electrical Installations “Wiring Rules” (AS/NZS 3000:2018) has now been published, and will supersede AS/NZS 3000:2007.[...]Read More about Wiring Rules AS NZS 3000:2018 – Key Updates to the Standard and What They Mean for Installers
George Bernard Shaw wrote “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach” in his 1903 play “Man and Superman”. This quote has been widely used[...]Read More about Those who can, do…and they should also teach
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The draft of amendments to AS/NZS 5033:2014 Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays was released for public comment in early February 2018. The[...]Read More about AS/NZS 5033 amendment drafts out for comments: What are the changes?